Avocado toast. Sure, the notion of eating green bread would normally be met with jeers of sane people everywhere, but this dish has come to define Generation Z like no other. So just as Gen X had Mountain Dew and video games, and The Greatest Generation had non-filter cigarettes and dentures at 24, here are just a few things that scream Baby Boomers.
While I didn’t bother to check, I’m betting the word casserole is French for: “Stuff about to go bad in the fridge that needs to be used up.” Yes, a casserole combines the things we need most in our intestines: leftovers and pasta. Cover it all in edible glue (known as Velveeta) and dinner is served.
For those who want a casserole, but cold and slimy, why the Jello Mold fits the It also fits any bowl or box. Heck, it fits in any container it’s poured in. Made with fruit, cereal, vegetables, slow moving animals, pretty much anything that can’t outrun you, the Jello Mold never disappoints. After all, nothing whets the appetite like the word “Mold.”
Want to drink more than one soda with dinner, no worries, we have diet. All the flavor with none of the calories, they even throw in the bizarre aftertaste and ingredients that sound like they’re being read from the Necronomicon. Diet soda: Most of the taste but with more of the potential cancer risk shown in rodents.
If we can do it to soda, is there no limit to our reach!? What a time to be alive, drinking all night with none of the adverse effects? Of course not. You usually just end up drinking more. Oh, and your friends will pick on you for drinking diet beer.
Questionable Deli Meat
Remember bologna? Probably not, that’s called “repressed memory.” Well how about slimy pink “meat” that looks like it has Skittles pounded into it? Welcome to Pickle and Pimento Loaf. It’s just as horrific as it sounds.
Well, it is orange and a liquid, but it isn’t orange juice. It isn’t even found in nature. With sales boosted by a loose association with the Space Program, Tang became everything a thirst mouth desires: a chemical slurry diluted with tap water.
Cooking food in fire is all well and good, but what about a crock of bubbling goo?! Yes, steaming hot chocolate, oil, broth or “cheese” can be used to prepare everything from bread to fruit, cheese to meat. Ever wonder what salami and molten peanut butter would taste like? If so, Fondue might be in your future (along with a mental evaluation.)
Indeed nothing says “health food” like roots and twigs drizzled with honey and oats. A better waistline and a shredded mouth roof are only a handful of this horse feed away.
Want to know what’s better than hot seafood? Anything Else! Correct. A close second though is the Shrimp Cocktail. All the fun of eating things that already smell like a garbage can but doing so cold.
Fear of Unnecessary Lighting
While not a food (neither are a few of the other things, to be fair,) nothing makes one think of their Boomer relative quite like being stalked through the house by a “loved one” turning off lights behind you, muttering: “Pennies are money!” Bonus points were rewarded for closing windows or doors religiously, reminding one that they in fact are not paying to heat or cool the whole neighborhood.
Yes, while generations after them would have their own fantastic and wonderous contributions to the culture as a whole, those generations probably would never had come to pass without a night of passion fueled by a casserole, a case of light beer, and a lightbulb turned out to the whisper of “Pennies are money.”
It’s astounding we even exist. Source: Reddit